Museum Not Underway Due To Nuclear Power

For a while, it looked like USS Narwhal SSN-671 was going to be saved by the National Submarine Science Discovery Center in Newport, Kentucky. The group planned on removing the reactor compartments of the submarine and installing empty plugs, which could be used for an orientation center, display area, gift shop, or anything else you could have needed inside the boat. The project would have cost approximately $2 million, but only one fourth of that amount could be raised. As such, the Navy placed the submarine back on the list to be scrapped.

While it is unlikely that Narwhal will be saved, there is still hope for another nuclear submarine, USS Drum SSN-677.

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